This morning I borrowed a bicycle and peddled some way out of the village to the Post Office. The door was open, radio on, I suspect a till full of cash behind the counter and no sign of anyone!! I called, walked around the building and searched as far as I could see in either direction along the road. There was a phone number on the open door so I rang that. A man answered and said he'd be there in a minute. Sure enough a minute later he emerged from behind the hedge!
Our subscription for the PO Box was well overdue and cost 60Ghana Cedis (£30 to you). I'm hoping for lots of post to make it worthwhile!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have had a few non-paying guests in the house recently. One or two mice have died, probably from shock. I found a gecko and his rather sick lizard friend in my room today. The lizard is now recovering outside somewhere and the gecko is always welcome. He will keep the ant population under control.
Life at the office was quiet as usual. Some staff went to the funeral of a local teacher and apparently one of the headteachers died suddenly yesterday in hospital. Death is not a rare occurrence here. I'm looking forward to my first invitation to a funeral as, I am told, they are good celebrations and entertaining.